StrategyIt's Not Just Insulin: Lawmakers Focus on Price of One Drug, While Others Rise Too
As drug prices spiral upward, politicians in Washington, D.C., and in state governments have sought to address the problem in...
InnovationCMS Launches 'Streamlined Redesign' of Medicare Compare Tools
Upgraded design eases patient access when shopping for healthcare services.
FinanceMedicare to Increase Inpatient Spending by $3.5B in FY '21
The final rule also re-emphasizes CMS's push for "pricing strategies based on real world market forces" under the Medicare Fee...
Finance4 Ways Hospitals Should Prepare for the Price Transparency Rule Next Year
Healthcare stakeholders break down what the rule will mean for health systems and how provider executives should adapt.
Revenue CyclePrice Transparency: Why Disclosing Negotiated Rates Is Sticking Point for Hospitals
A Waystar expert breaks down CMS' hospital transparency rule and shares action items for revenue cycle leaders.
FinanceAHA Asks CMS to Delay Implementation of Price Transparency Rule
The pandemic shows no signs of abating, and hospitals can't afford to redirect scarce resources to comply with the requirements...
StrategyCourt Upholds CMS' Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule
Trump claims "BIG VICTORY for patients." The plaintiffs, led by the American Hospital Association, will appeal the ruling.
FinanceBipartisan Bills Aim to Prevent Price Gouging for Taxpayer-funded COVID-19 Drugs
The two pieces of legislation are sponsored by Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Lloyd Doggett.
FinanceCMS Considers New Price Transparency Requirements in FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule
CMS' rationale is that because previous rules already require hospitals to publicly report the information, the proposal will create additional...
Finance3 Twists on Common Revenue Cycle Issues
Denials, automation, and surprise billing are perennially tricky issues, but new twists on those topics add an extra layer of...
StrategyHow One Health System Is Making Prices Transparent
The stance by Flagler Health+ is in contrast to much of the rest of the hospital industry. CEO Jason Barrett...
FinanceSurprise Billing Prevalent in Elective Surgeries
A study found that 20.5% of elective surgeries came with an out-of-network bill with an average charge of $2,011.